The 16th annual Outdoor Sportsman Event, aka The Bowshoot, was carried out last Saturday, Aug 27. People from Webster County gathered at the Marshfield High School and were shuttled to Camp Arrowhead. After checking in, the bowmen, bow-women, and bow-kids headed to the trails and honed their archery skills. There were plenty of targets to shoot and prizes to win, including new deer stands, a 500-dollar gift card, and a new kayak.
If the archers got tired or needed something, there were tents set up by local churches, each offering various refreshments. “We have been doing this for 14 years,” shares Jerry Vestal, a Goodspring Southern Baptist Church volunteer. “It is just nice to help out.”
The archers appreciated the help as most were shooting targets as early as 7 a.m.
“They have been shooting for years,” tells Pat Jones, who is chaperoning her three grandsons at the bow shoot. “They just love to go out when they can and have participated in this event for many years now.”
Around 850 people participated in the Bow shoot, and at least 500 attended the event’s church service.
Mitch Fisher, Director of the Webster County Baptist Association, and event organizer says he hit a “bulls-eye” when it comes to this year’s event.
“I’m very grateful to the churches and volunteers that spent hundreds of countless hours making this event happen. I’m also humbled and grateful to all who came out and participated”.
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